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Kochelsee (Kochel Lake)

Kochel am See, Bavaria, Germany
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Stunning scenery

We went here to swim which we did with wetsuits as it was pretty chilly. We also walked around it... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
MariGWIlliams
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London, United Kingdom
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Breathtaking

This lake is just magical. It's so tranquil and calm, and has outstanding views. Find a spot that... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
TaraRice
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London
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Kochel am See, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We went here to swim which we did with wetsuits as it was pretty chilly. We also walked around it which was a good day's walk. Have a look at the photos - they speak for themselves.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This lake is just magical. It's so tranquil and calm, and has outstanding views. Find a spot that allows you to swim and you'll be in heaven!

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Astonishing place. If you are a natural beauty lover and you are in Germany this is the place to stay. Hotels and restaurants around are good. People are nice. You can go to trails and parks and even museum around this place. There are new...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Kochelsee (Kochel Lake) in Bavaria Germany and is a popular tourist destination. It is roughly 6 square kilometres in size, and 66 metres deep. It is a lovely relaxing setting south of Munich.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

We came here during the week pre-season (season starts on June 1st). The town was pretty sleepy with public transport running every couple of hours (roughly). We took our time to go through Kochel and the neighbouring village Walchensee which also seemed rather sleepy. For...More

Thank DianaWok
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Whether winter or summer, this lake is set in a semi mystical environment, a few years back they built some fantastic appartements here, but one can still really tune into nature here, walk a little through the trees on the lake shore, and truly relax,...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

A stunning lake on a fabulous roadtrip for those preferring to travel on two or 4 wheels. We went in February when there was plenty of snow for skiing but the roads were good and passable for a break from Garmisch to exercise mind and...More

Thank Leonetta H
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

At the foot of the mountains this lake offers many opportunities to walk, jogging and riding the bike in very quiet paths.

Thank miguel s
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Kochelsee is a nice Bavarian lake but its neighbor lake Wachelsee is much much more scenic. The surroundings of the Kochelsee are mountains ("falling into" the water) only on a third of the lake, the two other thirds are flat and much more common.

Thank gwendals
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

Kochel Lake isnt the biggest lake around its really quite quiet compared to say the Chiemsee but its preety and the round the lake boat trip at 5€ for just over 90 minutes is good the captain does a running commentary but sorry it was...More

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